European firms expect virus attacks to double

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  1. macrumors bot

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    nagromme

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    Mac users REALLY in for it

    Double? Maybe for Windows users.

    Mac users are in FAR worse trouble. One day OS X will get its first virus. It's only a question of when--the prestige of being first is plenty of incentive!

    An increase of 0 to 1 is an increase by a factor of infinity! Poor Mac users! We'll be wishing we were on Windows and only facing an increase by a factor of two!
     
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    :)
     
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    shamino

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    My heart bleeds ketchup. People have a choice to not open virus-infected attachments they receive. (At least those not running MS Outlook have a choice :p )

    On the other hand, my rate of spam arrival has averaged around 180 per day since I started keeping records last November. This past holiday weekend plus today has netted me 778 pieces of spam and only 25 pieces of legitimate e-mail.

    If the newspapers want to write about a disturbing trend, why don't they start writing about the fact that 97% of e-mail is spam and that we're all paying for it in the form of higher ISP access fees?
     
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    damn good point shamino, [bleeping] spam is absolutely out of control! it's unreal, my ratio of spam to real email is around 100/1 :mad:
     

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